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Valentine's Update - FAQ & Guide

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  • Amairead
    5 posts
    edited January 2013
    Yeah, looks like the friend glitch is gone. Bummer. Though now I can get hours of my life back. :)

    BTW, I may not be a regular poster, but I am a regular lurker. Thanks for all of the helpful advice and tips.
  • rolybert7
    2776 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    creepyulee wrote:
    Permanent Buildings:
    Escalator to Nowhere - $1,000,000 - can build anytime
    Popsicle Stick Skyscraper - $2,000,000 - can build anytime

    In case anyone is wondering, these both take 3 days to build.
    Or you can speed it up with a boatload of donuts :shock: :mrgreen:
  • Simpsons00001
    729 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    Just to confirm what others are saying; the Friends Bonus Glitch is GONE...at least for now...
  • linguo60
    271 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    Catija wrote:
    MANY PEOPLE ARE HAVING ISSUES VISITING THEIR FRIENDS...BE PATIENT!

    "Valentine's Day" Quests/Progression:
    1. You must collect 3 "cards" from neighbors. Collect them from Other Springfield if you can't access your regular friends.
    2. Lisa deliver Valentine to Milhouse's House (10 minutes) (keep Milhouse free)
    3a. Milhouse fly a kite (8 hours)
    3b. Lisa do next week's homework (24 hours) (keep Milhouse free as Lisa finishes)
    4. Milhouse prompts the building of Phineas Q. Butterfat's (24 hour)

    Side Decoration Quest:
    1. Plant Valentine's Tree (15 Hearts)
    2. Place a Love Planter (20 Hearts)

    Limited Time Buildings:
    Phineas Q. Butterfat's (10 Hearts) - can build anytime (part 4 of "Valentine's Day" quests)
    Howard's Flowers (25 Hearts) - can build anytime
    Sir Putt-A-Lot's (50 Hearts) - can build anytime after Level 15

    Permanent Buildings:
    Escalator to Nowhere - $1,000,000 - can build anytime (3 days)
    Popsicle Stick Skyscraper - $2,000,000 - can build anytime (3 days)

    Limited Time Decorations:
    Rose Bush (10 Hearts)
    Valentine's Tree (15 Hearts)
    Love Planter (20 Hearts)
    Rose Arch (25 Hearts)
    Valentine's Pond (30 Hearts)
    Cherub Topiary (35 Hearts)
    Cozy Hammock (40 Hearts)
    I Choo-Choo-Choose You Train (100 Hearts)

    Premium Character:
    Shauna (90 donuts) - Visible Tasks: Tease the Ducks (8 hours) (possibly more tasks)

    Collecting Hearts from Friends:
    You DO NOT get a heart from every card you tap in a friends' town. They are "random." This is how collecting Halloween treats from friends worked. You can get anywhere from 0-3 hearts from visiting your friends. You MAY GET hearts from every building/card that your friend taps in YOUR TOWN.

    Here are the buildings that have "Be Mine" cards on them when you visit your friends (at least in "Other Springfield", there may be more)
    Bart's Treehouse
    Simpson's House
    Flanders' House
    Van Houten House
    Kwik-E Mart
    Krusty Burger
    Nuclear Plant
    Retirement Castle
    Police Station
    Town Hall
    Moe's
    School
    Willie's Shack
    Android Dungeon
    Church
    Cleetus' Farm
    Luigi's
    Prison
    Frink's Lab
    Duff Brewery
    Volcano Lair

    New Features:
    1. "Scratch R" mini-game: Scratch-Off cards at the Kwik-E Mart (every 6 hours - every card wins money!)

    I'm guessing others know this but the "Side Decoration Quest" Continues...

    Valentine's Goodies Pt. 3: Place a Rose Arch (25 Hearts)
    Valentine's Goodies Pt. 4: Place a Valentine's Pond (30 Hearts)
    ~C

    Edit Note... Really trying to get the Quote to work properly but, even though it looks good in Preview, it keeps messing up. :(

    Catija, you are still a level one poster in these here forums...when at level two you can work the magic.

    Good info, thanks for compiling.
    However, I only got part 1 of the quest (3 cards). I have Lisa (and all others) free but no part 2 triggers. Much less of a deal then not being able to get hearts from friends, but does suggests more than one glitch.
  • didemlale
    208 posts
    edited January 2013
    Bump
  • battlefieldID194
    154 posts
    edited January 2013
    In the few friend towns I've been able to access ... It seems random whether there is a valentine card on a house or building. Some towns, they are plentiful. Others nowhere to be found
  • dougsbeard
    286 posts
    edited January 2013
    Calerock wrote:
    I don't think it matters what building it is.

    I think it matters if there's a person doin a quest in that building

    i thought so as well, so i looked for building with a 'be mine' on it with the active animation going...no heart. its completely random.
  • Jopa79
    357 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    lissarv68 wrote:
    I don't see this posted but because I had nothing else to do, I clicked on the buildings that take days to complete and noticed the pay outs on them.

    Escalator = $10K
    Stick Stack = $20K

    So yeah, they are pricey but if those are the pay outs? You will recoup your money eventually.....lol....still that's some impressive pay outs.

    Does anyone know the xp reward for completing these buildings? I think it's usually 10%, so 100k/200k Xp?
  • mdawny
    325 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    Thanks for the info! I deleted a whole bunch of friends last night and am adding a ton of others now....Oops. So if anyone wants to add me back, feel free. And sorry if I deleted you. I freaked out too soon! Lol

    Mdawny
  • Msimagine69
    2 posts
    edited January 2013
    I play daily and visit my friends daily. I recently deleted a lot of people from my friend list because they were inactive, so I'm trying to get back to 100. Please add me Fiyacracka18 want to receive and give out Valentines
  • dougsbeard
    286 posts
    edited January 2013
    MANY PEOPLE ARE HAVING ISSUES VISITING THEIR FRIENDS...BE PATIENT!

    Permanent Buildings:
    Escalator to Nowhere - $1,000,000 - can build anytime (3 days)
    Popsicle Stick Skyscraper - $2,000,000 - can build anytime (3 days)

    i know this update JUST happened last night but im sure there are many people out there who have this amount of money built up. if you click on the information button these state "requires: mypad." does this mean you have to be playing on an iPad to get them? theyre showing as available to purchase on my screen but i dont have this kind of money...yet. has anyone tried to build these yet while NOT on an iPad?
  • jasonicus321
    1811 posts New member
    edited January 2013
    No, the mypad is Homer's device. You don't need an iPad.
  • chichi316367
    3 posts
    edited January 2013
    I'm pretty bummed that the friend glitch is gone...
  • elsie_d
    722 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    lissarv68 wrote:
    I don't see this posted but because I had nothing else to do, I clicked on the buildings that take days to complete and noticed the pay outs on them.

    Escalator = $10K
    Stick Stack = $20K

    So yeah, they are pricey but if those are the pay outs? You will recoup your money eventually.....lol....still that's some impressive pay outs.
    The payouts *are* impressive; how long must we wait for each, 7 days? I cannot afford both at the moment, but they are not going away any time soon, so I'll take the time to find a good spot for them.
  • Simpsons00001
    729 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    I partially hate the update for this reason: all of my "test" accounts have been ruined. Initially, using the "Simpsons_xxx" screen name is great for getting random friends. It's not so great when you wake up and each account has 200+ friend requests that jam the invite screen and can't be accessed. D'oh! I can't even get into Origin Client and try to change the screen names.
  • Simpsons00001
    729 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    Here's the update to the original post.

    Collecting Hearts from Friends:
    You DO NOT get a heart from every card you tap in a friends' town. They are "random." This is how collecting Halloween treats from friends worked, and different than XMAS Coins. You can get anywhere from 0-3 hearts from visiting your friends. I do not know how the odds for tapping characters works yet.

    Receiving Hearts from Friends' Taps
    You GET hearts from every building/card that your friend taps in YOUR TOWN. If multiple friends tap the same building, you get MULTIPLE hearts from that building. It also appears that friends can tap your completed characters, and you can collect hearts that way.


    All these hearts came from the School.
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    Sorry I didn't get a pic of the tapped characters.
  • Simpsons00001
    729 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    Okay, I haven't been able to tap on friends' unfinished characters...not sure how my finished walking characters had valentine's on them that gave hearts.
  • ubnashubnash
    77 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    Jopa79 wrote:
    lissarv68 wrote:
    I don't see this posted but because I had nothing else to do, I clicked on the buildings that take days to complete and noticed the pay outs on them.

    Escalator = $10K
    Stick Stack = $20K

    So yeah, they are pricey but if those are the pay outs? You will recoup your money eventually.....lol....still that's some impressive pay outs.

    Does anyone know the xp reward for completing these buildings? I think it's usually 10%, so 100k/200k Xp?


    I think these figures are only for the XP that is gained when the buildings complete. So you get 10,000 XP when the Escalator finishes building after 3 days (likewise, 20,000 XP for the Pop Stix Bldg). This is what you see when clicking on the unfinished buildings. Don't the actual payouts in $ and XP show up in the market if you haven't bought the buildings? Maybe someone who has not bought these can check the actual payouts in the market. I sure hope they are payout items and not just plain old decorations...
  • Burnin_TODI
    1552 posts
    edited January 2013
    Jopa79 wrote:
    lissarv68 wrote:
    I don't see this posted but because I had nothing else to do, I clicked on the buildings that take days to complete and noticed the pay outs on them.

    Escalator = $10K
    Stick Stack = $20K

    So yeah, they are pricey but if those are the pay outs? You will recoup your money eventually.....lol....still that's some impressive pay outs.

    Does anyone know the xp reward for completing these buildings? I think it's usually 10%, so 100k/200k Xp?


    I think these figures are only for the XP that is gained when the buildings complete. So you get 10,000 XP when the Escalator finishes building after 3 days (likewise, 20,000 XP for the Pop Stix Bldg). This is what you see when clicking on the unfinished buildings. Don't the actual payouts in $ and XP show up in the market if you haven't bought the buildings? Maybe someone who has not bought these can check the actual payouts in the market. I sure hope they are payout items and not just plain old decorations...

    I think you are right, the blue info button claims they both improve vanity and do not list a "regular payout rate".
  • DocNo42
    25 posts
    edited January 2013
    WooHoo -- Day 5 Mystery Box just paid out 8 Hearts...
    Also, I bought the Valentine's Tree for the Quest - Valentine's Goodies Pt. 1.
    Now I have Valentine's Goodies Pt. 2 -- Place a Love Planter

    I rolled the dice on a valentines mystery box and got the love planter - I hope it will count for the quest but probably won't based on previous game mechanics.
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